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Correos commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU

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Correos has unveiled a commemorative TUSELLO marking the 90th anniversary of the Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU, featuring a photograph of Ángel Herrera, its founder and first president of the ACdP. The event was attended by the rector of the Universidad CEU San Pablo, Rosa Visiedo, the dean of the School of Medicine, Tomás Chivato, and the person in charge of the Culture and Science area at the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre of Madrid, Belén Yuste, along with the director of Philately at Correos, Leire Díez. The traditional honorary postmarking ceremony took place at the end of the event.

The presentation of this TUSELLO took place within the framework of the closing ceremony of the exhibition 'Philately and Health,' organised by the Philately department of Correos and the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, with the collaboration of the cultural company Rocaviva Eventos.

This travelling exhibition, on display in the halls of the Institute of Technology of Universidad CEU San Pablo in recent months, takes visitors on a journey through the history of medicine and health through stamps from different eras: from antiquity to the present day, including the Middle Ages and the Modern Age. It pays special attention to medical specialties and the concepts of health and disease, as well as the biological, environmental, socioeconomic, labour, and personal factors that interfere with them.

The exhibition features prominent Spanish and foreign scientists who have left their mark on the evolution of Medicine: Hippocrates, Averroes, Leonardo da Vinci, Miguel Servet, Robert Koch, Wilhelm Roentgen, Marie Curie, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Severo Ochoa, or Margarita Salas, as well as eminent doctors such as Francisco Xavier Balmis, Josep Trueta, Christiaan Barnard, Gregorio Marañón, Carlos Jiménez Díaz, or Ignacio Barraquer; and Florence Nightingale, a pioneer in nursing development.


Monasteries, universities, and nursing schools

This philatelic collection reflects the care and teaching work carried out in monasteries by religious orders until the emergence of universities and nursing schools. Disability, solidarity, international cooperation, citizen participation, and volunteering are highlighted on stamps dedicated to examples of overcoming challenges, such as Helen Keller or Louis Braille. The exhibition also addresses various emergency response institutions, blood donation and organ transplantation, as well as various volunteer actions. Moreover, the exhibition also covers major epidemics that have plagued humanity, including COVID-19. The final panel is dedicated to the groups that have risked their lives on the front lines in these risky situations, especially in the healthcare sector.

The exhibition covers the 17 Sustainable Development Goals promoted by the United Nations, including poverty and hunger eradication, health and well-being, education, gender equality, water, affordable and clean energy, work, industry and innovation, inequality eradication, sustainable cities, responsible production and consumption, climate, life underwater and on land, peace and justice, solidarity, and alliances to achieve these goals.

The exhibition tour consists of 18 panels - created with high-quality design, historical accuracy, and language accessible to all types of audiences - comprising 18 frames with nearly 200 stamps alluding to various presented topics, spanning from the reign of Alfonso XIII to the present day. Additionally, there are 17 display cases with national and international philatelic and numismatic material.

Before arriving at the Institute of Technology of Universidad CEU San Pablo, the 'Philately and Health' exhibition was on display at the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, the School of Medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid, the School of Medicine at the University of Zaragoza, the Estación de la Ciencia y la Tecnología of Burgos, and the Royal National Academy of Medicine. From February 9th to April 8th, it will be available for viewing at the Science Museum in Valladolid.

Palabras clave TUSELLO Correos Philately Medicine Ángel Herrera